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RSS Feed and Library 2.0 Elaine Chen
The Old Way  BLOGS NEWS WEB SITES No updates? This is wasting my time…
The New Way  BLOGS New! NEWS New! WEB SITES New! New updates sent to my desktop, this is cool!
This is RSS <ul><li>R eally  S imple  S yndication (RSS 2.0) </li></ul><ul><li>RSS is a set of web formats (using  XML - e...
Who benefits from RSS? <ul><li>Anyone who has been frustrated at the time it takes to find what you want on the Internet c...
What does the RSS reader look like? Tab = folder
How to use RSS? <ul><li>Step 1-  Sign up  for a feed reader/aggregator </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Reader </li></ul></ul>...
Examples of Library RSS feed service <ul><li>Harold B. Lee Library -BYU </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// www.lib.byu.edu / </...
What is Library 2.0? <ul><li>Library 2.0  =  Web 2.0 + Library  </li></ul><ul><li>So, what is web 2.0? </li></ul><ul><ul><...
Library 2.0 Examples http:// www.flickr.com /photos/alatechsourceblog/sets/72157594345230634/show/ http:// www.youtube.com...
What is your cup of tea for Library 2.0? Podcasts Blogs Wikis YouTube Facebook Second Life Together, we can make it happen!
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RSS Feed and Library 2.0 Workshop

  1. 1. RSS Feed and Library 2.0 Elaine Chen
  2. 2. The Old Way BLOGS NEWS WEB SITES No updates? This is wasting my time…
  3. 3. The New Way BLOGS New! NEWS New! WEB SITES New! New updates sent to my desktop, this is cool!
  4. 4. This is RSS <ul><li>R eally S imple S yndication (RSS 2.0) </li></ul><ul><li>RSS is a set of web formats (using XML - extensible markup language) to publish frequently updated content </li></ul><ul><li>RSS can be read using an Internet-base software/application called a feed reader or an aggregator </li></ul>
  5. 5. Who benefits from RSS? <ul><li>Anyone who has been frustrated at the time it takes to find what you want on the Internet can appreciate the time-saving feature of RSS. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Web pages you visit daily or regularly –New York Times, CNN News </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Your best friend’s weblog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Library updates </li></ul></ul><ul><li>RSS eliminates the need to check for updates. Every time something changes on the page, it comes to you </li></ul><ul><li>RSS always shows the most-recent changes </li></ul>
  6. 6. What does the RSS reader look like? Tab = folder
  7. 7. How to use RSS? <ul><li>Step 1- Sign up for a feed reader/aggregator </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Reader </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// www.google.com /reader/view/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>My Yahoo </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// my.yahoo.com / </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Netvibes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.netvibes.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Step 2- Subscribe feeds </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Handout exercises 1, 2 </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Examples of Library RSS feed service <ul><li>Harold B. Lee Library -BYU </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// www.lib.byu.edu / </li></ul></ul><ul><li>University Of Connecticut Libraries </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// rdl.lib.uconn.edu/newDatabases.php </li></ul></ul><ul><li>MIT Libraries </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// libraries.mit.edu/index.html </li></ul></ul><ul><li>University of Texas Libraries </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// www.lib.utexas.edu / </li></ul></ul><ul><li>University of Northern Iowa Rod Library </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.library.uni.edu/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Handout exercises 3, 4 </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. What is Library 2.0? <ul><li>Library 2.0 = Web 2.0 + Library </li></ul><ul><li>So, what is web 2.0? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>a phrase coined by O'Reilly Media in 2003 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the second generation of web-based communities and hosted services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>such as social-networking sites, wikis and folksonomies /tags </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>facilitates collaboration and sharing between users </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>uses RSS as “pipe” to deliver information </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Library 2.0 Examples http:// www.flickr.com /photos/alatechsourceblog/sets/72157594345230634/show/ http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =i-t0LHnw-fc http:// liblogs.albany.edu/podcasts /
  11. 11. What is your cup of tea for Library 2.0? Podcasts Blogs Wikis YouTube Facebook Second Life Together, we can make it happen!

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